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Join WVPT Public Television at the Foxfield Race Track on April 13 for Surf on the Turf: an evening of beach-inspired fun! From 6:30 to 11 pm, enjoy live music by the Embers, a shag dance lesson with Terry Dean’s Ballroom Dance Studio, an open bar, and dinner from The Local. A live auction will offer fabulous beach getaways to Aruba, Delray Beach, Sandbridge, and San Francisco. Tickets are $125 and include dancing, dinner, and drinks. All proceeds will support WVPT in bringing quality, educational programming to our region. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here or call 1-888-987-8727.  

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 FROM 6:30pm TO 11pm

AT Foxfield Race Track

LIVE MUSIC The Embers Famous Beach Band

FOOD BY The Local Restaurant

DANCE LESSON WITH Terry Dean Studio, 7-7:30pm

LIVE AUCTION FOR Fabulous Beach Getaways

TICKETS ARE $125 each Includes dancing, drinks, and dinner

Rain or shine. Casual party atire.


Tickets are $125 and include dancing, dinner, and drinks. All proceeds will support WVPT in bringing quality, educational programming to our region. To purchase tickets, click on the link below or call 



The Embers are widely considered a musical MARVEL and have laid the groundwork for what has become known as ‘Beach Music’ in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. A true musical tradition with which many Americans have grown. The Embers consider the genre of Beach Music as “music with a memory” and have been creating lasting memories since its inception in 1958. Simply put – Heart and Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Feel Good Music.

There are many bands or groups today, yet few that are considered a musical institution. The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades. And when you attend a concert you find that their appeal is for music lovers of ALL ages!

And The Embers bring the Heart and Soul of Beach Music to WVPT’s “Surf on the Turf” special event, Saturday evening April 13th at the Foxfield Racetrack.

Food, drink, dancing and GREAT music with ALL of the proceeds to benefit WVPT Public Television.


To add to the evening’s excitement, a LIVE AUCTION will take place for several great “getaway’s.”

All auction proceeds will benefit WVPT, and the winning bidders will enjoy the fabulous vacation packages!

Bidding will happen on-site at Surf on the Turf. Bidders will register on-site to partcipate in the auction.



Dinner is provided by The Local
"Experience The Local! We believe everyone should experience meals that feature delicately prepared fresh local ingredients in a great atmosphere. In our corner of the world, everyone's a Local. EAT, DRINK, & BE LOCAL"

Surf on the Turf Beach Party Menu:

  • Shrimp and Crab Claw Boil with corn, new potatoes, local Andouille sausage, garlic, onions and old bay (vegetarian version available)
  • Potato and Green Bean salad with Toasted caraway Vinaigrette
  • Horseradish and Poppy Seed Slaw
  • Pomegranate and Horseradish Glazed Local Chicken
  • BBQ Glazed Beef Short Ribs
  • Macaroni and Cheese.
  • Dessert option of "Assorted Southern Pies"
  • Open Bar!
  • Coffee/Tea


Thank you to our sponsors: UVA Health System, The Local, Virginia Tent Rental, Mid Atlantic Printers, Melody Robbins Photography and Terry Dean’s Ballroom Dance Studio.


Many thanks to our generous donors for their Gift Certificates


The Foxfield Race Track, 2215 Race Track, Charlottesville, VA 22901

From Charlottesville:
Take Barracks Road 2.3 miles then Barracks Road becomes Garth Road. Continue on Garth Road 2.5 miles. The Race Track will be on our left.

From Richmond:
Take I 64 West to Charlottesville, exit onto 250 West, take Barracks Road Exit and turn left. Continue on Barracks/Garth Road for 4.5 miles and Race Track will be on left.

From Harrisonburg:
Take I-81 S towards Staunton for 24 miles. Exit at 221 onto I-64 E. for 20.2 miles. Take exit 107 for US 250 toward Crozet for 0.2 miles.. Turn left onto US-250 E/Rockfish Gap Turnpike and continue on US-250 E for 7.4 miles. Turn left onto Co Rd 678/Owensville Rd & continue on Owensville Rd for 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Co Rd 614/Garth Rd & continue on Garth Rd for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Foxfield Track.